Trinity Western University

Our History

Explore the history of our unique institution through archival photographs, documents,
and audio recordings. Use the menu on the right to learn more about the people and
events that helped shape Trinity Western University.

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There existed nowhere in western Canada the kind
of institution that Trinity Western was to become

President Calvin B. Hanson – On the Raw Edge of Faith (1977) pg. 50

This isn’t the result of our doing, but rather it’s a
result of God’s faithfulness and the vision He planted
in His servants

President R. Neil Snider – Trinity Western University: Stories of Faith and Transformation (2002) pg. 24

We envision a century, the twenty-first century, in
which Trinity Western University becomes one of the premier Christian universities in the world

President Jonathan Raymond - (2008)


TWU's official Coat of Arms was presented to the University community on February 25, 1987.
The original framed copy currently resides in the University Archives.

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the National Archival Development Programme - as administered by Library and Archives Canada and delivered by the Canadian Council of Archives - in the development of this website.

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